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Old 06-24-2015, 06:37 AM   #1
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Which state is the most favorable for registering a class A motorhome.


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Old 06-24-2015, 06:51 AM   #2
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I have been told Montana Is best. We registered ours in Florida to prevent annual personal property taxes In our home state. Florida did require Florida proof of insurance. We own property in Florida also.

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"most favorable" in which aspect?

taxes? insurance? fees? special license? annual inspections? liability?
and what about all the other state specific factors that impact you, besides your vehicle? some of those can be more important than the vehicle fees.

no one state is "best" in all categories, so you have to decide which factors are most important to you and balance all the pluses & minuses. Lets start with Fl, SD & TX; which 90% of fulltimers choose one of those as their home state.

That's assuming you are a fulltime RV'er, on the move constantly with no fixed home. If you're still working and living primarily in one state, then your home state will be "most favorable" if you want to avoid fines and legal issues.

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Old 06-24-2015, 05:01 PM   #4
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If you already own the motorhome, sales taxes are probably not an issue, so minimal registration fees and little or no vehicle personal property tax would probably be the prime concern. Florida leaps to mind, with registration fee well under $100/year for most motorhomes and zero tax on vehicles as property. There are others - I'll let residents of those states chime in.

Some people choose on the basis of sales or use taxes, but that is primariy for those buying a new or late model motorhome.

As others have mentioned, you don't get to choose a different state if you intend to keep and use it in the state where you live or work. Your state law will require registration in that state.
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Thanks to all. Lots to think about.
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If you still live in a particular state, work there, vote there, that is where you would register.

Full-timers can choose any state to domicile. They typically get a mail forwarding service, register their vehicles there, vote there, obtain their medical insurance, etc. out of the state they chose to domicile.
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My registration fee in Oklahoma is $25.00 a year.

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